Beta-Carotene in Skin Care
We know that Beta-Carotene is a popular ingredient in skin care, and this is largely because of its excellent rejuvenating properties and helpful antioxidant abilities. It’s often used in products for maturing skin, and we like to use it for a more refreshed, even facial skin including under the eyes.
The same component that gives carrots their rich orange color can do wonders for your skin. Beta carotene a precursor to vitamin A, helps to make your skin look younger, healthier, and more radiant. That’s why it’s one of the super ingredients we include in our Carrot Avocado Facial Balm.
What is it?
Beta carotene is a member of the deeply pigmented carotenoid family. Beta carotene is responsible for that beautiful orange and yellow color found in fruits and vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, winter squash, pumpkins, orange bell peppers, and apricots.
With applying our Carrot Balm, the beta-carotene penetrates into your skin and boosts retinyl esters or the storage form of retinol. Retinol has been shown to help stimulate the production of new skin cells and help fade dark spots on your skin.
Speaking of dark spots
Melasma is a common condition that causes skin discoloration, usually on the face, particularly on the areas that get a lot of sun such as the along your nose, forehead, chin, and cheeks. Topically applied beta-carotene can help reduce or sufficiently eliminate the discoloration.
Ready to tap into the benefits of this superstar nutraceutical? Take a look at our Carrot Avocado Facial Balm